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Two main ATO audit hotspots ( focus areas ) of Individual Tax Return 2018

This year ATO announced that would force on “other work-related deductions” in the individual tax returns. The other work-related deductions are shown in Lable D5 in the Individual Tax Return and included,

  • Union fees
  • Overtime meal allowance
  • Seminars (I.e. Breakfast seminars)
  • Books and Journals
  • Home office
  • Repairs and Maintenance only (i.e. computer repairs)
  • Tools and Equipment (LESS than $300) otherwise Depreciate
  • Newspaper
  • Mobile Phone
  • Internet
  • Subscriptions (membership with professional bodies)
  • Printing & Stationery

Another Tax audit hot spot for individual tax return in the financial year 2017-2018 is the motor vehicle deductions.

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